Originally Posted by Galvatron
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Sevral people I've seen last year made that choice. Vorizen has also been getting bad press in the media as well. Basicly vorizen has no guilt makeing you bend over and rape your wallet. They will continue to do this untill there is an uproar to an extent that that they could never recover from. They will continue to dazzle the tenage girl with the "paris hilton intelect" until mommy and daddy see the phone bill and make athe switch as soon asther contract is up. That's what happens here. I was at the mall one day and this mom was scolding here daughter cause she spent $150.00 on wallpapers and ringtones. That is the kind of customer vorizen prefers. Stupid sheep.
WOW...i couldn't have said it better. verizon really has drifted off on their own boat and its customers are left being dragged along without any control of their services, rights as a customer and features. currently i am in a family plan with verizon (i am an additional line) but i needed blackberry service. i looked at the verizon data services...they wanted a whopping $50/month ONTOP of my voice package for unlimited data (which we now know is not true and is in fact capped to 4 or 5 GB). I decided to go with T-Mobile for Blackberry because they seemed the most down to earth and the cheapest. Cingular/ATT wireless offers a blackberry data package $5/month more ($35/month vs $30/month). T-Mobile is great...I get service pretty much everywhere. I had issues before but I upgraded the software on my blackberry and change the network searching options. They have GREAT customer service and are available 24/7 and I have NEVER had to wait to talk to someone. They have their own dedicated Blackberry support team staffed with computer science majors (one of the tech agents i talked to graduated from a school near me in computer science). I feel that my technical problem occurances can be understood by the Blackberry support team because they have intelligence.
Verizon really has let me down over the years. I used to be a customer with BAM (Bell Atlantic Mobile) way back when digital just emerged and my local calling area consisted of the tri-state area (everything else was roaming). I have seen how regressive Verizon has become. When Verizon first emerged, it was great...they gave free texting and calling to Canada and free roaming in canada. They also gave me FREE UNLIMITED TEXT MESSAGING. As Verizon continued to grow, they started eliminating features. They first took away my unlimited text messaging, then, when my contract expired they took away all canada calling and roaming and texting to canada (everything i will get a fee for using now). The inferior network that they claimed they had...started to drop calls. The phone handsets started to become dominated with lame generalized LG and motorola and samsung handsets. Nokia candy bar phones stopped being offered.
It has just been a sad sad regression to what Verizon is now. I would like to find out which "group" Verizon now tailors to. It definitely isn't the average customer or even the "Verizon Family" who has a One-Bill with Home Calling, DSL, and a 4-line family plan. They just took away our One-Bill discount b/c they want us to get the "TOTAL PACKAGE" and get Verizon Digital Cable too.
Pretty much it can be summed up to what I said before. Verizon has drifted off on their own boat, and all of the customers are being dragged along. People are too stupid to jump off the Verizon bandwagen and get "legit" cellular service and internet. It's never going to get any better either.
That is my ridiculous rant for the day. perhaps if you want to hear all of my ridiculous/horrendous/hilarious Verizon stories, you could sit down and interview me, but most likely not. Let's just say i've been through the high's and the low's with verizon.